The Moments Just Before

We wander on from gray to gray,
Then stumble on a smile;
I know what human beings are,
For I’ve been one awhile.

I know what humans are, and yet,
I’ll always be surprised
The moments just before, when I
See that look in your eyes.

Routine – our lives are so routine –
It’s what the world’s about —
We long to stop and share a dream,
But garbage must go out.

I know that life can dreary be,
And yet then, crystallize —
The moments just before, when I
See that look in your eyes.

For love gives sanctity to love
  Where lenience abides;
And we, the children of our fates,
  Get tossed among the tides —

So yes, we’re tossed out on the seas
‘Twixt dreariness and doubt;
And yes, we often wonder what
The whole thing is about.

But all excuses drop away —
Pretence or alibis —
The moments just before, when I
See that look in

Your eyes

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